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Noarlunga Public Hospital

This is a public hospital

Address:
Alexander Kelly Drive
Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168
Phone: 08 8384 9222
Go to this hospital's website (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.noarlungahealth.sa.gov.au]

Elective surgery waiting times

Elective surgery is non-emergency surgery that is planned in advance. It is surgery which, in the opinion of the treating doctor, can be delayed for at least 24 hours.

To learn more about elective surgery waiting times, read About the data.

Eye surgery for July 2011–June 2012

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery..

Median waiting times

The median waiting time is the number of days within which half of all patients at this hospital received their surgery.

All eye surgery

62 days compared to the national average of 75 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 62 days 75 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 27 days 71 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 7 days 69 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Cataract extraction

62 days compared to the national average of 93 days

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Median waiting times (days) for this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 62 days 93 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 28 days 90 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 7 days 86 days gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Percentage of patients who waited more than 365 days

All eye surgery

0.1% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 3.7%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Percentage of people waiting more than 365 days at this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 0.1% 3.7% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.0% 3.6% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 4.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Cataract extraction

0.2% waited more than 365 days compared to the national average of 4.0%

gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
Percentage of people waiting more than 365 days at this hospital compared to the national average
Year This hospital National average
2011–12 0.2% 4.0% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2010–11 0.0% 4.1% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average
2009–10 0.0% 4.3% gauge indicating that the waiting times for this hospital are shorter than the national average

Number of surgeries

The following graph shows the number of admissions for elective surgery for patients on a waiting list managed by the hospital. It does not include people on the waiting list who were admitted for surgery on an emergency basis, or people who received elective surgery without being placed on the hospital's waiting list.

Surgical specialty Number of surgeries
All eye surgery 692
Cataract extraction 664
Number of elective surgeries for this hospital
Surgical specialty Year Number of surgeries
All eye surgery 2011–12 692
All eye surgery 2010–11 630
All eye surgery 2009–10 552
Cataract extraction 2011–12 664
Cataract extraction 2010–11 610
Cataract extraction 2009–10 524
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